What kind of students does Berkeley look for?

Berkeley wants students who are intelligent, leaders, passionate about what they’re studying, and will have a positive impact on campus. To show Berkeley that you’re the type of student they want to admit, you should aim to take difficult classes and get good grades in them (aim for an unweighted GPA of about 4.3).

What major is Berkeley known for?

The most popular majors at University of California–Berkeley include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97%.

Why is UC Berkeley so prestigious?

Berkeley is usually regarded as more prestigious because of the research and the top ranked programs (if you look at it closely, most if not all of Berkeley’s majors are ranked better than ucla and usc), but some people may think ucla is better, or even usc.

Is it hard to get good grades at UC Berkeley?

First get 3.65GPA at Berkeley. It’s very hard to achieve in most high ranked majors (CS/EECS/All bio related majors). Just to give you an example, 3.5GPA in MCB is honors and 3.3GPA in IB is honors, so 3.65 is way and above expected for an application to anywhere.